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Marugata iron Tsuba decorated with a praying mantis in leaves, Japan, Early Edo 1700-1750

Naotomo - Crustacean with Leaves & Feathers Tsuba. Shibuichi with Gold & Silver Inlays. Japan. Edo Period, Late-18th to Early-19th Centuries.

Eboshi-shaped kabuto (helmet) with maedate (crest) in form of a mantis, Edo period, 17th century, Iron, lacquer, cord, silk, wood, gold, and papier-maché, H. of bowl, 20.3 cm.

Koi carp tsuba from 1615-1868 Japan. Iron, copper-gold alloy (shakudō) with gold and copper inlay.

Tsuba or Sword Guard, by Ichiyosai (1808-76). Sentoku, shakudo, gold, copper. Japan, late Edo period, early 19th century.